A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author/educator, as she muses on topics from eating disorders to the mysteries of life. Often "Featured" are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS in the journey!

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
December. How is it that 2014 is nearly over? Our perception of "time passing" seems to speed with aging. I can recall how, before entering the double-digit years, a month felt so very looong. And December? Interminable. I am experiencing this month differently though. I am taking time to notice...
Continue reading
3586 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
We celebrated Andrea's birthday last week. As always, Tom's sister sent us a beautiful remembrance of Andrea along with a photograph of the tree they planted in her honor 15 years ago. What a stunning, vibrant tribute to our daughter! I spent the day going through Andrea's baby book--something I've...
Continue reading
3564 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
When Andrea returned to Spain from her perspective-changing time in Austria, she was frantic to find a way out of the family with whom she no longer felt comfortable. Through a miraculous incident, a solution was found. The jubilant journal entry Andrea wrote expressing her relief and gratitude for such...
Continue reading
3608 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea, 15, in Austria
Thought I’d return to sharing Andrea’s insights while she was in Spain during her 14 th /15 th year. The host family she was initially placed with had many problems, the greatest one being that their eldest daughter was hiding many secrets from them. Somehow she had been able to...
Continue reading
Tags:
3280 Hits
0 Comments

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or:

Givva
Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Andreas Voice Foundation

Automatically support Andreas Voice Foundation by shopping at Office Depot, Old Navy, and Target.

The book, "Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

Gratitude for support from:

mechnaics bank logo

Tag Cloud

eating disorders, body image healing, weight loss personal change bulimia Austria self-love Mothers Day self-hatred self-compassion, Italy white privilege body Florence binge Nigerian Health At Every Size®, Weight Stigma Awareness Week weight competent eating preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman mindfulness, #Nuerofeedback4EDs beauty Michelangelo high school reunion fat friendly doctors, weight stigma Intuitive Eating body positive Lindsey Averill Kenya Italians judgments only you can be you American Medical Assn., spain Body of Truth nature / nurture, baby steps Africa wi-fi Internet meme shattered self-forgiveness self-loathing health and fitness, cellulite wedding Mrs. Obama bittersweet magical thinking Rumi, vulnerability, body hatred crash diets, models bride & groom Passover memories health Cutting, public ownership, independence grief workplace wellness ritual Easter breaking down walls social media International No Diet Day body acceptance, Independence Day Alzheimers privacy, Labor Day New Year Spring Resolutions NEDAW recovery dysfunctional family, intersectionality fat talk metaphors, challenges 4-wheel drive lessons learned Eating Disorders Awareness Month Renfrew Perspectives extended family, queer body love mental illness killer stress, anorexia fat people, self-acceptance First Lady love Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt dancing at bus stop Chimamanda Adichie Lets Move! Health At Every Size® Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber self-care, healing metaphors, black & white thinking Andreas Voice, fat acceptance, non-binary gender shame,

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: